BREAKING: Motorola Unlocks Your Device Via "Unlock My Device"

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    Motorola is going to unlock the bootloader via a tool? Yes they are folks. Head on over to Motorola's site to get the low down on how to unlock your devices bootloader, but please do yourself the favor of reading over the warnings, one of them in particular may just make you want to hold off. See below for all the important warnings before unlocking your device:

    WARNING: Motorola strongly recommends against unlocking the bootloader and/or modifying or altering a device's software or operating system. Doing so can have unintended, unforeseen, and dangerous consequences, such as rendering the device unusable, violating applicable laws, or causing property damage and/or bodily injury, including death.

    By proceeding, you understand and agree that:

    • Your warranty will be null and void.
    • You will operate your device in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
    • Neither Motorola, nor your wireless carrier or retailer from whom you purchased the phone, will be responsible if your device ceases to function, or causes any damage to person or property, and you agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless Motorola, and your wireless carrier or retailer from whom you purchased the phone, from any and all damage caused by your device.
    • Your wireless carrier may prohibit unlocked devices from operating on their network.
    • You will be bound by the terms of the Legal Agreement
    Supported Devices as of 8/17/2012
    Photon Q 4G LTE Sprint
    Motorola RAZR developer edition Europe
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    Who's jumping in?

    Unlock your bootloader

    Tip of the hat to Wicked and dgstorm

    UPDATE: We just got off the phone with Verizon and they said that IF they detect the device has been unlocked they will take the device off their network. Reason: "Modifying software will potentially negatively impact how the phone connects with the network. The addition of unapproved software could also negatively impact the wireless experience for other customers."

    It certainly doesn't look like Verizon will be supporting the unlocking tool, and it remains to be seen if handsets on Big Reds network will make the supported device list.
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    I'm just not getting how it can cause death?? Will my phone turn into a decepticon and kill me? :confused:
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    Lol. I don't understand that either. And yeah, the carrier warning kinda has me "eh" right now. I don't understand why they would cut off someone's service for having an unlocked phone. That whold thing just reeks of bs. That entire Legal Agreement had me loling a bit but still had my stomach churning just a bit.

    Sent from my 3rd reincarnation of the ever-so-lovable Droid
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    was not even allowed to see if device was supported
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    The site is getting hammered right now as you can imagine. Hang tight.
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    Oh I'll try later, I am very curious to say the least. Only thing the X is so old will anyone even attempt to dev anything if the bootloader is in fact un-locked with no consequence.
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    I am getting a 404 page not found :(

    Sent from my DROID4
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    Even though they can't detect it (I don't understand how they would unless Moto gave VZW the device info) that entire statement is complete and utter BS. If anything it would help the end user, not hurt them. That's BS... I can't believe they think they have the right to do that. Where's the FCC telling them that they're not allowed to do that? If them blocking tethering apps is illegal, then so is refusing unlocked bootloaders.
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    if bionic is on it i will be unlocking .. this makes moto devices very attractable
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    how does CK not have have over 100 likes on this topic by now?
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    Not only that Motorola devices are the only ones, to my knowledge, on any carrier that has a locked/unlockable bootloader, they aren't removing those devices from their network.
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    I'm going to wait until the devs delve into this before I take the plunge. If my forgotten D3 is supported, that is.
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    like wise
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    Wow if Verizon does remove those devices I bet they will lose a lot of customers and gain a fairly massive lawsuit against them as well.
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    ill unlock when devs do so stuff for the bionic. i aint scared of verizon cutting off my service..i plan on cancelling them when my contract is up anyways
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    I'm pretty sure VZW can't kick you off for being unlocked. This is a classic case of blogs spreading inflammatory rumors to drive hits. This is simply not going to happen. 95% of VZW hate around here is generated by similar BS stories designed to generate traffic.

    That doesn't mean you aren't SOL while you wait for the courts to slap them if VZW does this.
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    Links in OP are no good
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    I don't see how Verizon can block Motorola devices when HTC has had their bootloader unlocking tool out for Verizon phones too. I haven't heard of the Incredibles getting booted from VZW...
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    works for me .. they are getting bombed right now :p
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    they have no way of telling .. as of right now .
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